Penile Enlargement Surgeries on the Rise Across the World States ISAPS Global Survey

Men are taking to surgery to increase a prized body part

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A growing trend among men across the world is elective surgery to increase penis size. No longer satisfied with their defining body part, men are more and more choosing to take the matter of size straight to surgeons. Based on global survey results, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) shows that the number of penile enlargements has increased over 16% in one year.

Penile Enlargement Number Rises among Surgical Procedures in 2015:
2015 2014 Percentage Increase 
11,703               10,053             16.4%

India performed the most surgeries, at 1,484 or 12.7% of that country’s total procedures, while South Korea ranks second with 1,222 surgeries and 10.4%. Colombia comes in third with 665 procedures at 5.7%. Similar to women seeking breast augmentations, men are choosing to do something about their size, and with advancements in the procedure and recovery, feel the benefits are worth seeking.

“In viewing these numbers, it becomes clear that patients are viewing surgery as a viable option in altering their physical appearance,” notes Susumu Takayanagi, MD, President of ISAPS. “For those men not happy with their size, they are making informed choices through consulting with their qualified surgeon,” he states.  The results are available on the ISAPS website,, in the News section, and will be discussed at the biennial Global Congress in Kyoto, Japan, October 23–27, 2016.

This collection of information of surgical and non-surgical treatments from 2015 was tabulated from a questionnaire sent to approximately 35,000 plastic surgeons in the ISAPS database. ISAPS is the only organization that collects this type of data on a global scale, and the study is viewed as a valuable resource in the field. The International Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures Performed in 2015 was compiled, tabulated, and analyzed by Industry Insights, Inc., an independent research firm based in Columbus, OH.

About ISAPS:

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the premier global organization for board-certified plastic surgeons. Regarded as the leading global educator in aesthetic procedures, ISAPS offers its more than 3,200 members in 103 countries over 30 courses, workshops and symposia each year conducted by a world-class faculty with the primary goal of teaching aesthetic best practices and ensuring patient safety. Through its rigorous membership screening, ISAPS is a guardian of patient safety internationally, making it the patient’s global resource to find qualified and experienced aesthetic plastic surgeons.


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